Smith Research


Beware of CFOs with Large Signatures
There's more to signature size than meets the eye. As it turns out, chief financial officers with large signatures are more willing to exploit others and bend the truth in their favor.
May 11, 2018
Business Gets Personal For CFOs
New research suggests that CFOs have a significant influence on firms’ disclosure decisions and respond to personal litigation risk over and above corporate litigation risk.
Apr 16, 2018
Slow Motion Earnings Revisions on Wall Street
Time required to collect, process and distribute information ranges from nine minutes to nearly five days for Thomson Reuters.
Nov 15, 2017
Size Matters With Signatures
Researchers find a correlation between declining firm performance, narcissism and large signature size on annual SEC filings.
Oct 26, 2017
Understanding the Risks of Privatization
While private company ownership comes with benefits, new research from the Smith School reveals it may not be for the risk-averse.
Oct 19, 2017
The Price to Pay for a Successful M&A
Companies with internal control weaknesses should stay away from acquisitions. Otherwise they may pay more in the long run.
Oct 04, 2017
Cracking the Wall Street Earnings Puzzle
Markets often react in counterintuitive ways to monetary policy. Understanding why can help analysts anticipate Fed action.
Sep 03, 2017